Punch,  14 (1848), 54.

Finery, Dirt, and Disease





Sanitation, Manufactories, Disease, Class, Commerce

    Responds to Thomas Wakley who, according to an article in The Times, reflected on the destitute individuals responsible for the 'displays of ingenuity' on show in Regent Street shops. Does not think Wakley's remarks are strong enough to remind consumers of the origins of fine goods. Thinks that it is better if the 'higher classes [...] ameliorate the physical condition of the poor, than continue to carry the consequences of it on their own backs'.

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